Google, Yahoo, Twitter Have Had Talks to Buy Flipboard--Update

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Yoree Koh And Douglas MacMillan Several Internet giants have inquired about buying Flipboard Inc., maker of a newsreader app that has recently signaled it is open to acquisition discussions, according to people familiar with the matter. In recent weeks, ...

Deal Reunites Charter Chief With Time Warner Cable

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Joe Flint Two years ago, Charter Communications Inc. Chief Executive Tom Rutledge predicted that the cable business would soon be down to two big players. Now, he's in line to run one of them. Mr. Rutledge will be the ...

Oil Marginally Higher but Strong Dollar Weighs

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Eric Yep Oil prices were marginally higher in Asian trade Wednesday, attempting a rebound after sharp losses of nearly 3% in the previous session on the back of a strong U.S. dollar. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, ...

Universal Studios Japan Plans Tokyo Listing

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

HONG KONG—The operator of the Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka plans to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as early as September, a person with knowledge of the deal said. USJ Co. has a current valuation of around ...

Altice Not Ready for TWC Merger

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Ruth Bender PARIS-- Altice SA wasn't ready to launch itself into a merger with Time Warner Cable Inc., Executive Chairman Patrick Drahi said at a hearing before French lawmakers Wednesday. "I didn't respond to the rumors in the press ...

Vox Media to Acquire Tech Website Re/code

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

Vox Media said Tuesday it is acquiring Revere Digital, parent company of the technology news website and conference business Re/code. Re/code will continue as its own entity under the Vox Media umbrella, which encompasses seven other news sites that focus ...

Malaysia April Inflation Within Expectations, Central Bank Says

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Jason Ng KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Malaysia's central bank chief said Wednesday the higher rate of inflation for April was within its expectations and that it is likely stay around 2% for the rest of the year. The consumer-price index--the country's ...

U.S. Urges Greece, Creditors to Strike Deal

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Jason Douglas LONDON--U.S. Treasury chief Jacob Lew on Wednesday urged Greece and its creditors to "double down" in their efforts to reach a deal to solve the nation's debt crisis, saying no one should be complacent about the risks ...

IAG Expects Near-Term Boost From Aer Lingus

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

LONDON—British Airways parent International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. expects the purchase of Aer Lingus PLC to boost earnings soon after the deal closes and that the Irish carrier would meet group-wide earnings targets. Aer Lingus would be earnings accretive in ...

Russia Consumer Prices Up 0.1% in Week to 25 May

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW--Russia's consumer prices rose 0.1% in the week to May 25, the same pace as in the four preceding weeks, data from the Federal Statistics Service showed Wednesday. So far this year, prices have risen 8.3%, compared ...

Canadian Central Bank Leaves Benchmark Rate Unchanged at 0.75%

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

OTTAWA—Canada's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.75% on Wednesday and said its outlook for a return to growth starting midyear is largely unchanged, even as concerns emerge about momentum in the U.S. economy. Domestic consumption has held ...

Canadian Central Bank Leaves Benchmark Rate Unchanged at 0.75%

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA--Canada's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.75% on Wednesday and said its outlook for a return to growth starting midyear is largely unchanged, even as concerns emerge about momentum in the U.S. economy. Domestic ...

Coke Says It Is Ready To Let In Monster

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 5/27/15) By Mike Esterl It took Coca-Cola Co. years to decide to buy a stake in Monster Beverage Corp. Now as it prepares to assume 16.7% of the edgy energy-drink company early next month, it's ...

U.K. Government to Lay Out Legislative Agenda Wednesday

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Jenny Gross LONDON--British Prime Minister David Cameron's government said plans to reduce taxes for low-income workers will be among the measures it will lay out on Wednesday in its legislative agenda for the parliamentary session. The government's agenda, which ...

Net trade surplus at SEK 5.7 billion in April

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2015-05-27 9:30 AM Nr 2015:619 Exports, imports and net trade balance, April 2015: Net trade surplus at SEK 5.7 billion in April In April 2015 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 99.0 billion, while ...

Samsung Moves Raise Governance Concerns

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By Jonathan Cheng And Min-Jeong Lee SEOUL--Samsung's maneuvers to increase heir apparent Jay Y. Lee's stake in the family-run conglomerate's crown jewel, Samsung Electronics Co., underscore corporate-governance concerns that critics say continue to plague South Korea. On Tuesday, Samsung Group ...

Deal Reunites Charter Chief With TWC

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 5/27/15) By Joe Flint Two years ago, Charter Communications Inc. Chief Executive Tom Rutledge predicted that the cable business would soon be down to two big players. Now, he's in line to run one of ...

Orange Gets Green Light from Spanish Regulator for Jazztel Buy

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By William Horobin PARIS--French telecommunications company Orange SA (ORA.F) said Wednesday that the Spanish Securities Commission has authorized its tender offer to buy Spanish broadband and cellphone operator Jazztel (JAZ.MC). The 3.4 billion euro ($3.72 billion) offer will be open ...

Australian Construction Activity Falls on Mining Downturn

TODAY: May 27, 2015 PUB DATE: May 27, 2015

By James Glynn SYDNEY--The total value of construction work completed in Australia in the first quarter fell, dragged down by an accelerating decline in mining-related investment. Construction activity dropped by 2.4% from the fourth quarter of last year to A$48.4 ...